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Monday, July 14, 2014

Warriors Injury Update: David Lee will not participate in Team USA's training camp to recover from surgery


By on 7/14/2014 07:00:00 PM

The Golden State Warriors headed into this off season having lost in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Although the Warriors won 51 regular season games, a problem for the team was injuries, as only six players appeared in 70 or more games. Two key players, David Lee and Andre Iguodala missed significant time due to injury. I reported on July 12 that Iguodala, who is recovering from a procedure on his right knee, will not be part of the USA Baskeball national team. Now word has it that Lee will also not participate, as he recovers from minor surgery.

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As reported by Diamond Leung of the San Jose Mercury News, Lee withdrew his name from the USA national team training camp roster as he recovers from surgery that addressed a core muscle injury.

Although Lee has been injury prone, having undergone surgery each of the past three off seasons, he is expected to be fully recovered by next month. Team doctors want him to be cautious and not return to the court too quickly. Lee's injuries the past two off seasons were to repair a torn hip flexor in 2013 and torn aductor and abdominals in 2012.

Lee, a ten-year NBA veteran, has played for the Knicks and Warriors. Last season, he averaged 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. In 646 career games, Lee has career averaged of 15.2 points on 53.4 percent shooting and 9.8 rebounds per game.




 
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